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Midnight Mania! Why Is Nick Diaz Still Being Tested by USADA in 2019?

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Nick Diaz is still in the USADA testing pool in 2019.

That’s kind of strange, given that Diaz the Elder spends a lot of his time around pools these days, but has historically had little use for testing pools. He hasn’t fought since 2015, a no-contest with Anderson Silva, and seemingly has little interest in fighting anyone these days, at least not unless he gets paid by the truckload. Nonetheless, he is still maintaining his eligibility.

USADA has tested Hannah Cifers and Francis Ngannou six times already this year. Adesanya has been tested five times, Jon Jones four, Khabib three times, McGregor two, Cormier and Lesnar once each.


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Firstly, this wasn’t a hammerfist, it was a punch that grazed the back of Cain’s head. Secondly, how do you start out a post ‘for everyone who says I make excuses’ and proceed to make an excuse??

Sage Northcutt is a cat guy

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My massage therapist for the day

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Nice lace

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He should have listened.

Big boy went down

Tatiana Suarez, who should be the top contender at strawweight with a win over Nina Ansaroff, talks about her battle with cancer

This is impressive

I actually think this lady could catch someone off guard with this

Michael Chandler is always trying some incredibly challenging workout

Michael Bisping, hero

What did this guy do that everyone in the neighborhood jumped him after the cop didn’t?

Not that sparring video, the other one

Benson Henderson, eat your heart out.

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Looks easy enough, why can’t you do that

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Combat sports this weekend


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

What a two-piece

High-level Muay Thai looks so different

Speaking of high-level…

Violent ground and pound

The old ‘forearm in the throat’ technique

Waking up, and everything is different

This is the kind of grappling I don’t understand but it looks potentially painful

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Nice lace

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Low kicks for the win

This hurts my ribs to watch

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Midnight Mania! Nick Diaz’ Bizarre Insta Rant: ‘Facts, B*tch!’

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If you follow Nick Diaz on Instagram, you know he posts in his stories a lot. Most of it is just him staring at the camera smoking hookah or a joint, chilling, or partying with girls and his friends.

Today, Nick went on an Instagram rant. My girlfriend heard this and said that she strongly feels no one, including himself, knows what Nick was talking about. I agree, which is why I won’t try to transcribe this. I’ll just let you watch it and decide for yourself.

Is Nick talking about Jorge Masvidal? Is he talking to Colby Covington, who went after him recently? Perhaps he’s referencing UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Who knows. Its just another in a long episode of Nick Diaz being his unique, inscrutable self.


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Max Holloway and Aquaman

This is very funny, but also a fairly widespread practice for practicing how to fight while rocked

I haven’t listened to this and I don’t know that I want to.

Cory Sandhagen vs. John Lineker is a promise of cartoonish, consensual violence

John Lineker uses airsoft to prepare him for fighting. I’m using the same strategy for my GRE.

Speaking of awesome fights, I was just telling Andy Richardson that Thiago Santos vs. Jan Blachowicz would be kind of insane, and look what fight they booked

Sage Northcutt wants your input

TJ Dillashaw’s smirk in this poster…

This is a common strategy

The inimitable Tony Ferguson

What an outtake

I do hate spiders


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Those kicks do not look fun to take

What a sequence

Always a fan of good bodywork

Bam

UFC veteran Chase Sherman won a kickboxing bout


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Trump posted a mockup of his plan for a wall today and the internet had fun with it

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Colby Covington on Scrapped Nick Diaz Fight: He’s Washed Up, He’s Done

A welterweight bout between former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington and Nick Diaz was rumored to be in the works for the main event at UFC 230 last month before the promotion decided to go with the heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis.
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Nick Diaz to Face Jorge Masvidal at UFC 235 in All-Hood Battle

Nick Diaz is so street that he sometimes poops asphalt. Jorge Masvidal is so street, his middle name is “Main”.

Okay, these were awful jokes, but they’re a clear indication of my excitement over the match-up between Diaz and Masvidal at UFC 235. Bros, the older, poorer Diaz sibling is finally coming back!

Neither dude is prone to slacking or hugging in the cage. In fact, these dudes are so keen on throwing down “street” style that referee Herb Dean has confiscated about a dozen switchblades from them prior to their fights. This bout will be insane!

Here’s ESPN with the scoop:

UFC welterweight Nick Diaz will return to competition on March 2 in Las Vegas, according to UFC president Dana White.

Diaz (26-9) has agreed to face Jorge Masvidal (32-13) in a welterweight contest at UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Additional sources told ESPN contracts for the bout are not yet signed, but it is close to being finalized.

A former Strikeforce champion, Diaz has not fought since he suffered a decision loss to Anderson Silva in January 2015. The result of that bout was later changed to a no-contest, after both Silva and Diaz failed their respective drug tests.

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Nick Diaz to Face Jorge Masvidal at UFC 235 in All-Hood Battle

Nick Diaz is so street that he sometimes poops asphalt. Jorge Masvidal is so street, his middle name is “Main”.

Okay, these were awful jokes, but they’re a clear indication of my excitement over the match-up between Diaz and Masvidal at UFC 235. Bros, the older, poorer Diaz sibling is finally coming back!

Neither dude is prone to slacking or hugging in the cage. In fact, these dudes are so keen on throwing down “street” style that referee Herb Dean has confiscated about a dozen switchblades from them prior to their fights. This bout will be insane!

Here’s ESPN with the scoop:

UFC welterweight Nick Diaz will return to competition on March 2 in Las Vegas, according to UFC president Dana White.

Diaz (26-9) has agreed to face Jorge Masvidal (32-13) in a welterweight contest at UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Additional sources told ESPN contracts for the bout are not yet signed, but it is close to being finalized.

A former Strikeforce champion, Diaz has not fought since he suffered a decision loss to Anderson Silva in January 2015. The result of that bout was later changed to a no-contest, after both Silva and Diaz failed their respective drug tests.

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Nick Diaz to Face Jorge Masvidal at UFC 235 in All-Hood Battle

Nick Diaz is so street that he sometimes poops asphalt. Jorge Masvidal is so street, his middle name is “Main”.

Okay, these were awful jokes, but they’re a clear indication of my excitement over the match-up between Diaz and Masvidal at UFC 235. Bros, the older, poorer Diaz sibling is finally coming back!

Neither dude is prone to slacking or hugging in the cage. In fact, these dudes are so keen on throwing down “street” style that referee Herb Dean has confiscated about a dozen switchblades from them prior to their fights. This bout will be insane!

Here’s ESPN with the scoop:

UFC welterweight Nick Diaz will return to competition on March 2 in Las Vegas, according to UFC president Dana White.

Diaz (26-9) has agreed to face Jorge Masvidal (32-13) in a welterweight contest at UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Additional sources told ESPN contracts for the bout are not yet signed, but it is close to being finalized.

A former Strikeforce champion, Diaz has not fought since he suffered a decision loss to Anderson Silva in January 2015. The result of that bout was later changed to a no-contest, after both Silva and Diaz failed their respective drug tests.

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Nick Diaz to Face Jorge Masvidal at UFC 235 in All-Hood Battle

Nick Diaz is so street that he sometimes poops asphalt. Jorge Masvidal is so street, his middle name is “Main”.

Okay, these were awful jokes, but they’re a clear indication of my excitement over the match-up between Diaz and Masvidal at UFC 235. Bros, the older, poorer Diaz sibling is finally coming back!

Neither dude is prone to slacking or hugging in the cage. In fact, these dudes are so keen on throwing down “street” style that referee Herb Dean has confiscated about a dozen switchblades from them prior to their fights. This bout will be insane!

Here’s ESPN with the scoop:

UFC welterweight Nick Diaz will return to competition on March 2 in Las Vegas, according to UFC president Dana White.

Diaz (26-9) has agreed to face Jorge Masvidal (32-13) in a welterweight contest at UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Additional sources told ESPN contracts for the bout are not yet signed, but it is close to being finalized.

A former Strikeforce champion, Diaz has not fought since he suffered a decision loss to Anderson Silva in January 2015. The result of that bout was later changed to a no-contest, after both Silva and Diaz failed their respective drug tests.

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Midnight Mania! Nick Diaz on Woodley-Till: ‘Stop Making Bullsh*t Fights’

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Nick Diaz weighed in on the Woodley-Till fight that went down this past weekend. In his estimation, it seems he thought Woodley took an easy fight in the form of Darren Till. It certainly ended up a one-sided bout, with Till landing barely a strike before succumbing to ground-and-pound and a Woodley choke in the second round.

“I missed the whole fight… I’ve never had an easy fight in my life. Fight that kid… I wouldn’t take one. It’s like… stop making bullshit fights with this guy!”

Nick Diaz hasn’t had a fight since his 2015 middleweight bout with Anderson Silva. He hasn’t had a win in the Octagon since 2011. Could we see the former Strikeforce welterweight champion make his return to MMA in the near future? He was recently cleared of a domestic violence charge, and has stated plans to return in 2019 after being serving a trumped-up suspension for weed use.


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A lot of fighters were happy to see Tyron Woodley win in impressive fashion

Sorry, Wonderboy. Despite the draw and majority decision, no one wants to see this a third time.

CM Punk was also happy to see him win

What a photograph

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Weird video time again

This could get interesting

Karolina Kowalkiewicz issued a statement to her fans after her knockout loss to nigh-unstoppable strawweight force Jessica Andrade.

This made me chuckle

The Chosen One

Nicco Montano, naturally, was not at all happy with the UFC or Shevchenko after her belt was summarily stripped from her this weekend.

Worth noting

Darren Till is already planning his comeback. Also, he doesn’t like Snoop Dogg.

This is a very weird Texas rule I didn’t know about.

Matt Riddle is making it big in pro wrestling


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Just a few highlights from the weekend

This was some knockout! The spinning elbow trumped the spinning backfist.

Woah

Also… sumo is back.

I want MMA on a raised dais

The UFC prelims brought the fire too


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Tim Warmer Cabel- this is some Dale from King of the Hill stuff

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Nick Diaz’s Domestic Violence Legal Woes Are Over

Erstwhile UFC star Nick Diaz was supposed to be returning to the Octagon, but after dealing with some USADA nonsense, a female acquaintance went nuclear and had him arrested on accusations of domestic violence.

And of course, nothing derails a comeback like ugly domestic violence charges.

But a friend of Diaz chimed in that the charges were crap, and finally, the judge and the presiding district attorney have agreed. Diaz is a free man.

As per MMAFighting:

The Clark County (Nev.) District Attorney declined to pursue the case against Diaz, the popular UFC fighter, on Thursday morning, according to Diaz’s attorney Ross Goodman. The judge in Las Vegas Justice Court dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning it was dismissed permanently.

Diaz was facing three felony charges, including two counts of domestic battery by strangulation and one for domestic battery with substantial bodily harm. In addition, he was facing a domestic battery misdemeanor charge stemming from a May incident.

Last month, a grand jury ruled not to indict Diaz on any of the charges, but the DA decided to move forward with the case until now.

“We are grateful that the District Attorney’s office was fair and thoughtful in reviewing this case based on the evidence and making the decision to dismiss this matter particularly in light of the Grand Jury’s decision finding probable cause was lacking,” Goodman said in a statement.

Apparently the accuser couldn’t keep her story straight. *Sigh*

Diaz took to social media to thank those who stood by him.

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Nick Diaz’s Domestic Violence Legal Woes Are Over

Erstwhile UFC star Nick Diaz was supposed to be returning to the Octagon, but after dealing with some USADA nonsense, a female acquaintance went nuclear and had him arrested on accusations of domestic violence.

And of course, nothing derails a comeback like ugly domestic violence charges.

But a friend of Diaz chimed in that the charges were crap, and finally, the judge and the presiding district attorney have agreed. Diaz is a free man.

As per MMAFighting:

The Clark County (Nev.) District Attorney declined to pursue the case against Diaz, the popular UFC fighter, on Thursday morning, according to Diaz’s attorney Ross Goodman. The judge in Las Vegas Justice Court dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning it was dismissed permanently.

Diaz was facing three felony charges, including two counts of domestic battery by strangulation and one for domestic battery with substantial bodily harm. In addition, he was facing a domestic battery misdemeanor charge stemming from a May incident.

Last month, a grand jury ruled not to indict Diaz on any of the charges, but the DA decided to move forward with the case until now.

“We are grateful that the District Attorney’s office was fair and thoughtful in reviewing this case based on the evidence and making the decision to dismiss this matter particularly in light of the Grand Jury’s decision finding probable cause was lacking,” Goodman said in a statement.

Apparently the accuser couldn’t keep her story straight. *Sigh*

Diaz took to social media to thank those who stood by him.

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